Have to very much agree with all the comments - I spent 15 years with UC, and in the latter years reading medical article after medical article looking for a cure, or study, etc. because of several years of prednisone use it took me a long time to truly recover from surgery. And, had several months of feeling like poo due to prednisone withdrawal. I can honestly say that I feel better now than I remember feeling even in my mid 20's before the first UC symptoms occurred (maybe I felt bad because it was there but no symptoms.....I'll never know). I'm on no drugs, and have told my family i'll have to be unconscious before another Dr. puts any drugs in me!
Thanks for the link Shaz!